Lucky ducks race for causes at Duck Fest

Hundreds attended the Rotary Club of Wesley Chapel Noon’s fourth annual Duck Fest at FOP Pasco Lodge 29, 21735 YMCA Camp Road in Land O’Lakes. The free family event, on March 10, featured a bounce house, games, a classic car show and the musical entertainment of Mr. Tommy. There was a duck derby where guests could ‘adopt’ a rubber duck to race in Bell Lake for a chance to win cash and prizes. … [Read more...]

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a parade

The Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club community in San Antonio had its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16, with a 1-mile route beginning at the Community Center and heading down Old Tampa Bay Drive. The parade featured dozens of residents in their decorated golf carts; the marching band talent of IMPACT Drum and Bugle Corp., based in Orlando; dancers from Nicole’s Dance Center; a Pasco … [Read more...]

Teens make vehicles out of food at the New River library

Teens recently used their ingenuity to make vehicles out of a food at the New River Branch Library, 34043 State Road 54, in Wesley Chapel. The library provided the materials for the challenge, to see which vehicle could go the farthest. … [Read more...]

Looking for a bargain at the Old Lutz School

Area shoppers found bargains, while supporting community causes, at the annual flea market hosted by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club at the Old Lutz School on March 1 and 2. Items for sale included furniture, glassware, jewelry, books, artwork, toys and clothes. This was the club’s 30th year for putting on the sale. The club accepted donated items from the community for their sale and … [Read more...]

Storyteller entertains children at Lutz Community Center

Professional storyteller and puppeteer Katie Adams had children spellbound, as she told them a story about Anansi, a mischievous spider at the Lutz Community Center, 98 First Ave., N.W. … [Read more...]

Hundreds compete at Pasco Special Olympics Summer Games

Athletes from 18 Pasco County schools converged on the campus of Wesley Chapel High School, 3651 Wells Road, to compete at the Pasco County Special Olympics Summer Games on Feb 22. Events included walks, runs, races, bocce ball, cycling, soccer, and softball and tennis ball throws. … [Read more...]

Check out the action at Betmar darts league

Members in the Betmar Acres’ darts league know how to compete and have fun. The mobile home community is for residents age 55 and older. Betmar has dozens of fun activities,  social events and clubs for their residents. … [Read more...]

Taking the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Connerton

This isn’t the first time that Connerton’s adventurous residents have jumped into chilly water at the Land O’ Lakes community swimming pool. The annual Polar Bear Plunge debuted in 2011 and attracts an assortment of brave souls every year. Those who took part were offered free hot cocoa to warm themselves up. … [Read more...]

Learning the skills and strategies involved in an ancient Chinese game

If you want to learn how to play Mah Jongg (also known as Mahjong), there are weekly games for both beginners and intermediate players at the Land O’ Lakes Branch Library, 2818 Collier Parkway. There is no cost to play and the library provides all the game materials. For more information, call (813) 929-1214. … [Read more...]

‘The Big Shred II’ destroys documents to recycle and protect privacy

Pasco County residents took advantage of ‘The Big Shred II,’ an event aimed at helping people dispose of sensitive documents safely — through a shredder. The free event was hosted by Pasco County Clerk & Comptroller Paula O’ Neill to mark Data Privacy Day, which is Jan. 28. Large shred trucks turned the documents into recyclable confetti. The clerk’s office partnered with Pasco County … [Read more...]